April 21, 2020

the digital garden

In pursuing the ideas that led me to read Tiago Forte’s essay Progressive Summarization, I also became aware of the idea of a “digital garden.” This pursuit led me to read Tom Critchlow’s post on digital gardens, which in turn I’ve summarized here. Read more

April 19, 2020

progressive summarization

To use knowledge in solving problems, we need a system to forward key knowledge to the future problem solvers. This starts with our own consumption of information. Read more

April 7, 2020

Go Remote Meetup - Notes from the Meet and Greet

We had a nice first session of the Go Remote Meetup today, welcoming guests from the Americas, Europe, and India. Following some quick introductions, we focused on a couple shared topics for discussion. Learning Go As is common among developer communities, we have a wide range of backgrounds and quite a few new programmers. One question that got many responses was: what tutorials are people using to learn go? In no particular order, our responses were: Read more

April 6, 2020

using hypothesis

I’ve started using Hypothes.is to annotate my own content. You may also use hypothesis here to add your own annotations – something like a comments section, but inline. The platform’s been around a few years and I’m just now getting back into using it. If you enjoy learning lots of different things online and trying to connect the dots, you might like to give the tool a try.

December 25, 2019

mathematical tools

When performing some job, I may need to use certain tools: a scrub for cleaning the bathroom; a knife for cutting vegetables; a hand drill for securing a shelf; etc. Let’s suppose the job concerns problem-solving. I may reach for a high level mental model appropriate for the problem. When we arrive at a specialty problem, like in a field of mathematics, the tools become more specialized too. I’m currently participating in Machine Learning Tokyo’s もくもく reading group, discussing the textbook Mathematics for Machine Learning; the mathematical field of interest is linear algebra. Here are the tools I see that one needs to learn in order to complete exercises at the end of each chapter of the book: Read more

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